The Shelburne Harbour Yacht Club, and the Shelburne Sailing Academy have historically played a leading role in the development and promotion of sailing, not only in Nova Scotia, but also around the world. Our organizations have been particularly active during 2019 and 2020 and have successfully hosted a number of regattas including the Albacore Internationals as well as The East Coast Albacore Championships, and other sailing and coaching clinics. We are very pleased to see those efforts recognized by both the Sail Nova Scotia and Sail Canada. Calling it the “one of the best’ regattas ever hosted in Nova Scotia “, at the awards ceremony, the Albacore Internationals were held in late August and featured close to 50 boats from four countries, a week of great racing, with social events each night culminating in a lobster dinner awards banquet. “I have been to four Albacore International events, but there was something really special about the event this year in Shelburne,” wrote Paul Clifford, commodore of the Canadian Albacore Association.